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Being a variety person can be hard. You may be tugged in lots of directions, juggle diverse activities, jobs and people, and people may not "get" your diversity and complexity. We can help each other! Let's meetup to talk, listen, give advice and network for new adventures and opportunities. The Urth Caffé has great coffee, tea and food, with indoor and outdoor seating. If we're getting food and/or drinks, let's try to have them by 8 pm (not required, of course). Parking and Transit: There is nearby street parking for $2 per hour, and maybe some unmetered street parking too. If you know more about parking options in this area, let us know in the comments. There are several major streets nearby, so public transit shouldn't be too difficult. This is a monthly event. If others can help run it sometimes, we could even do it several times a month. We can move it around. If you know good places for this with decent or free parking, let us know in the comments!
As each month gets closer, I'll start a poll for what to do and everyone can vote. You can also propose adventures. Vote at the link below. If you're on mobile in the Meetup app, you'll be taken to a web page and you'll need to zoom in. Here's the link where you can vote: https://www.meetup.com/Variety-People-Los-Angeles/polls/ For more info about each poll choice, I'll post links here, since space in the polls is limited. Also, the date and time may shift, based on the adventure. I can organize any one of the choices, but co-organizers could do others if enough people are interested. Interested in organizing a meetup? Let me know. So watch this space, or start a discussion below ahead of time if you have ideas for what to do! Thanks! David
I've started a collaborative Quip document (also available on mobile) for collecting ideas for meetups and planning them. RSVP for this event, and I'll send you details about how to join the document. On the date of the meetup, we'll have an online meeting using AnyMeeting. I'll do an orientation to the Quip document, and we can discuss ideas and planning for meetups. ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED! To RSVP for this meetup, you only need to want to join our collaborative document. You DON'T need to be available to attend the online meetup on the date listed. Here are some of the ideas so far. If some meetup ideas are popular, we can repeat those events if others want to attend, or attend again! For a few of these ideas, I've written descriptions of the meetup, which you'll find under our group Pages tab (you'll only see the Pages tab when viewing the desktop version of the Meetup site). RSVP so you can join the document and conversation, to let us know your ideas! • Monthly mixer. We could mix, talk, network, share variety experiences and tips, and consider options, including exploring experience swaps, developing interest lists, discussing possible meetups, and updating a shared mobile document for ongoing collaboration on meetup ideas and planning. • LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) - area exploration and mixer. • Amateur night for performances. • Volunteer to do something as a group. • Variety people networking and support group. • Job trading or sharing. • Potluck, perform and pickup. • Start some sustainable proximities (which help create sustainable variety) using the Shared Situation Guide (https://sharedsituations.wordpress.com/), which others can then join too. • Dance party, with a variety of kinds of dance. • Art swap. • Make group art, photograph it, destroy it. • Variety workout — some of each: yoga, dance, run, weights, others? • Variety people speed dating. • Events that involve some work, some collaboration, and some play. • Fashion show - attendees are in it, and watch it! • Attend open mic event, and maybe participate! • Beach stroll, chat, picnic and resource sharing. • Online meeting to discuss meetup ideas. • Mashups of any of the above ideas. Again, just RSVP for this event, and I'll send you details about how to join the collaborative and mobile Quip document. On the date of the meetup, we'll have an online meeting using AnyMeeting. I'll do an orientation to the Quip document, and we can discuss ideas and planning for meetups. As mentioned, you don't need to be able to attend the online meeting, you only need to want to join our collaborative document.